“I thought the sick day ordinance could become an excuse for my servers or other employees to call in sick at the last minute and leave shifts unstaffed,” said a San Francisco restaurant owner. “Turns out, that hasn’t been a problem at all.”
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn gave in to relentless pressure from unions, community groups, and the Working Families Party and agreed to pass a bill that will ensure that almost no New Yorker can be fired for taking a day off due to illness.
As a likely swing vote in the upcoming marriage equality cases, Justice Kennedy may push the issue back to the states.
Organizing in Georgia and Illinois shows that the domestic workers’ movement is not exclusive to predictable blue states.
Christine Quinn’s silence was notable because she is widely perceived to be the only obstacle standing between the bill and its passage.
By all accounts, the women’s rights advocates who fought to reauthorize VAWA never made EC a priority.
In the campaign’s SMS exchange about Anaya, the pregnant teen character who is bullied at the prom, she is no longer called a “fat loser”—now she’s just called a “loser.” Progress?
I have always scoffed at those (men and women) who have children in their fifties and sixties. And then I watched 70 & Pregnant.
Think you might have an STD? There’s an app for that. Plus more sexual health news from the past week.
One week into the annual UN Commission on the Status of Women meeting, it seems possible that the negotiations will once again end at an impasse.